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A richly malty ale, with clear characteristics of dark chocolate and black malt, and hints of black licorice, ale fruitiness, and molasses in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12171) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Bottle from BottleSelect.com. Pours dark brown/black with a slight tan head. Aroma is complex, but there’s licorice and treacle. Full bodied. Flavor is chocolate, treacle, dark fruit, licorice. Lots of flavors in this one. Finishes a bit undry, but with all the flavors that’s not a problem.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (4189) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2013
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark black pour with thin beige head, chocolate and roast coffee aroma, plain chocolate taste a hint of sourness a bit earthy and sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlackerMads (2019) - DENMARK - AUG 5, 2013
Bottle. Black with a small ok lacing beige head. Fruity and roasted nose with some very light toffee. Light/medium body with some roasted bitterness though mostly sweet. Roasted malt, chocolate, light nuts, light burnt. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Ok porter but noting spectacular. Better things can be found at the same price maybe even with a prettier label.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (3551) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Bottle pour. Pours a darker brown with a beige head of foam. The aroma has notes of chocolate, coffee, and licorice over a sweet bready body. Tastes toasty and sweet. Pretty good Porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (9800) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2013
Bottle shared by Dutchdrebus. Opaque pitch black color, slight beige head. Smell malts, roasted malts, only lightly coffee. Taste malts, roasted malts, lightly coffee, bitter. Dry finish, medium to full body, medium carbonation. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (4599) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2013
Bottle @ joes. Pitch black with a small light brown head. Smells roasty, slightly sour, slightly smoked. Tastes roasty, some coffee, some chocolate, sweet. Medium body, soft carbo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5506) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Bottle. Black bodied with a short, fizzy tan head. Roasted malt and dark chocolate in the nose with hints of coffee and licorice. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, licorice, dark fruit and light coffee notes. Body is medium with a soft, creamy carbonation. Ends with more roasted malt, chocolate, creamed-and-sugared coffee, light licorice and dark fruit notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerenberger (1563) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Aroma of a feed store with hints of dark fruit. Pours a solid black with a tan ring and no lacing. The taste is sightly sweet initially culminating in a rewarding bitter finish. Roasted malt, grain, and fruit, Medium body with medium carbonation. Overall, an ok porter. However, I would have liked a fuller body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blklab2007 (2081) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 15, 2013
Bottle poured a dark cola color with a ring of tan head. Aroma has chocolate, molasses, dark malt, and coffee. Mouth feel is medium light and the carbonation low. Flavor has plenty of malt, mild roast, molasses, dark chocolate, and coffee. Odd porter for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
andyhwcinc (1620) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Purchased at Evolution Wine & Spirits in Chicago, IL; enjoyed at home on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Appearance is pitch black, moderate consistency, thin off white head that rims around the glass. Aroma of molasses, rich dark chocolate, light sweetness, smells a bit soft and dessert like. Taste goes down malty, sweet, with a light bitterness, rich in chocolate, molasses, and dark fruit. It’s a nice easy drinker, very light burn, leaves a syrupy finish. Overall, good stuff.

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